View Single Post
Old 04-10-2005, 09:50 PM   #13
Bronson's Avatar
Dojo: Seiwa Dojo and Southside Dojo
Location: Battle Creek & Kalamazoo, MI
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,677
Re: Tying The Hakama

Chris Guzik wrote:
Does the knot of the front himo in back bother you during any ukemi? I prefer to tie both knots in front if I am going to be doing any ukemi.
Not Chuck but I too found the the knot in the back to be uncomfortable. Now I bring the front straps around, tie them in a square not in front, then pull the extra around the back and just tuck them through my obi and let them hang. I then tie the back like Chuck said only I do the fancy little folded knot thing with the dangling himo.

I also tuck for aikido and untuck for iaido...same reasons that Chuck stated.


"A pacifist is not really a pacifist if he is unable to make a choice between violence and non-violence. A true pacifist is able to kill or maim in the blink of an eye, but at the moment of impending destruction of the enemy he chooses non-violence."
  Reply With Quote